Photography Goals for 2010

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:26+00:00 January 4th, 2010|6 Comments


I’m not really “big” on New Year’s resolutions … I think it’s great to have a fresh start and try new things, but when I think of the word “resolution” it makes me think of things that I would like to change, fix or do differently. Yeah, I have some things that I want to improve on (like make good use of my 24-hr Fitness membership) but most of the things I have in mind for this year are goals I would like to accomplish over the next 52 weeks.

One of the big ones is finding a good studio to rent. It’s something I have never had before (aside from setting up my lights and using my garage or living room space) and now that I’m in a fixed location it’s time I put some roots down in a “real” studio. The good news is that just a few days ago I found a place that might open up in a couple of months … and everything about this space is golden. I’ll write more about it as things progress (cross your fingers for me!).

Another important goal of mine is to do a lot of planned photo-shoots and upload like crazy to iStockphoto. Until I have a dedicated studio space and/or the weather gets nicer (no snow) I have to put most of them on-hold, but I have a whole list of food setups I plan on setting up and shooting to build up my food photography portfolio.

My last “big” goal is to blog frequently and try to do more photography/Photoshop tutorials, behind-the-scenes and “before & after” posts. I know that a lot of you really enjoy that stuff, and a huge part of the reason I have an internet-presence is to help out my fellow photographers as much as I can. I really appreciate all of your feedback and comments … and if there’s anything you’d like to see here on my blog then please feel free to let me know!

Happy 2010, everyone! :)

About the Author:

Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website,


  1. Daniel Laflor January 4, 2010 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    Hi Nicole
    Sounds great with your plans for the new year! As they say: “Failing to plan is planning to fail”. I love when people are proactive, it helps me remember the importance of it.
    I hope your plans will become a reality, and that you continue to expand and do more great imagery.
    By the way I love the image for the post. Wanna something with the same technique – it so cool in a surreal way!
    Daniel Laflor

  2. michalfanta January 4, 2010 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    Hi Nicole, I heard you sometimes at TWIP (like a year ago), but today I have found out you have a great blog! I didn’t know that. Nice work. Looking forward to read new posts.


  3. Harley Pebley January 4, 2010 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    Yeah, I’m not big on New Year’s Resolutions either. I’m more for Anytime Resolutions: anytime you realize you need to change, do it; no need to wait for the New Year.

  4. Ed O'Keeffe January 4, 2010 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    Happy New Year and wishing you the best of luck with the new studio Nicole. Thanks for the great blog and I look forward to reading more about your photo adventures in 2010.

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  6. Jacob January 12, 2010 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    Check out they have some spare space to rent. There space is beautiful.

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